Corey Dickerson Nice Value Outfielder Option

Mar 27, 2017

Corey Dickerson
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Tampa Bay Outfielder Corey Dickerson is rated as the 72nd outfielder at FantasyPros following a decent 2017 campaign. He could easily put up numbers that would exceed that 6th outfielder (12 team leagues) projection.
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His primary benefit to fantasy baseball players last year was his power. Dickerson hit 24 home runs with 70 RBI in 148 games.
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Dickerson’s batting average of .245 hurt fantasy owners and limited the number of runs he scored to 57. History suggests that he could rebound.
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In 196 games in 2014 and 2015 combined Dickerson had 204 hits in 660 at bats for a .309 batting average. He scored 104 runs, hit 34 home runs, drove in 107 runs and stole eight bases. Extrapolated out to a 162-game schedule, he would have a .309-86-28-88-7 line. Dickerson did play home games at Coors Field during that stretch, but there is reason to believe he can tops those numbers.
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Dickerson’s BABIP last yer was .285. It was .367 in 2015, .356 in 2014 and .307 as a rookie in 2013. If Dickerson’s luck can improve in 2017, his batting average will jump along with his counting numbers.
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There is some speculation that he will hit leadoff against right-handed pitchers. After not stealing any bases last season, it’s a sign that he would given some green lights on the base paths this coming season.
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Dickerson’s career average in the big leagues dropped to .279 after last year’s performance. He hit .321 in the minors (.365 at Triple-A) and .459 in college. A nice bounce back in that category along with solid power numbers and you could find yourself with a nice value pick for your outfield.

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